In 1988, the wild polio virus was present in more than 125 countries and…

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In 1988, the wild polio virus was present in more than 125 countries and paralyzed 350,000 people every year—mainly young children. That year, the World Health Assembly set a goal to eradicate the disease and formed the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Since then, immunization efforts have reduced the number of wild polio cases by more than 99 percent. This past August, Nigeria—the last polio-endemic country in Africa—reached three years without a single case of wild polio.

true heroes in the effort to #EndPolio once and for all.



In 1988, the wild polio virus was present in more than 125 countries and paralyzed 350,000 people every year—mainly young children. That year, the World Health Assembly set a goal to eradicate the disease and formed the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Since then, immunization efforts have reduced the number of wild polio cases by more than 99 percent. This past August, Nigeria—the last polio-endemic country in Africa—reached three years without a single case of wild polio.

true heroes in the effort to #EndPolio once and for all.

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